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Midterm results after operatively stabilised shoulder dislocations in elderly patients.
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PMID:  18500515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anterior shoulder dislocation is frequently seen in young patients. The therapeutic regime in elderly patients after shoulder dislocation is less clearly defined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical benefit of operative stabilisation following anterior shoulder dislocation in young versus elderly patients. Seventy-two patients with anterior shoulder dislocations were allocated into two groups. Group 1 (> 40 years of age) consisted of 23 patients, and group 2 (< 40 years of age) consisted of 49 patients. Operative stabilisation resulted in a significant reduction in recurrence rate in both groups. However, the clinical functional results measured by the Constant score, Rowe score and disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) score revealed significantly better outcomes in the younger (group 2) than in the older group (group 1). These results indicate that while operative stabilisation is equally effective in reducing recurrent shoulder dislocation in the elderly functional outcomes are not as good as in younger patients.
Marcus Maier; Emanuel V Geiger; Christine Ilius; Johannes Frank; Ingo Marzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1432-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-08     Completed Date:  2009-08-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Disability Evaluation
Joint Instability / etiology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures*
Postoperative Complications
Range of Motion, Articular
Shoulder Dislocation* / complications,  rehabilitation,  surgery
Shoulder Joint / physiopathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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